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  • Beatrice Iker

Favorite Books I Read in 2020

Note: All of this information is taken from my Goodreads page, because I actually do keep that updated. These books are in no order.


In 2020 I read 45 books.

22 books were Romance (I re-read 4)

7 books were Fantasy (I re-read 1)

4 books were Nonfiction

3 books were General Fiction

2 books were Poetry

2 books were Picture Books

4 books were read with the physical edition

6 books were read simultaneously with e-book and audiobook

30 books were read with the e-book edition

3 books were YA

3 books were MG or Children's

35 books were Adult

1. Legendborn by Tracey Deonn

Genre: Fantasy (Low, takes place in the real world)

Age Category: YA

Page Count: 512 pgs

I have an entire post dedicated to this book, but I'll say I gave this book 5/5 stars. Southern Black girl magic personified. Natural hair. Microaggressions. The feeling of being in a building built during a time when you would have been seen as property. A love triangle I didn't hate. Grief. Ancestors. This book is amazing.

2. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Genre: Nonfiction

Age Category: General/Adult

Page Count: 285 pgs

Also a 5/5 star read. I'll do an entire post about this book eventually, but basically it made me believe in my creativity. The way Elizabeth Gilbert talks about creativity and art like it's magic and is an elusive sliver of wonder and power - whew, this was an emotional read for me.

Yes, I cried. When she talked about all the excuses we give ourselves as reasons why we can't create I heard many of the reasons I give myself. I highly recommend this for anyone who does anything creative.

3. Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Genre: Romance (RomCom)

Age Category: Adult

Page Count: 373 pgs

As you can see from above, 2020 was the year that I read a bunch of romances. Well, this one is my favorite. It's about a chronically ill Black woman falling in love. There's snark, sarcasm, big feelings, and steamy scenes. I loved it so much I bought a copy for my sister (who read it in 1 day and also loved it).

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